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The CARE Team is dedicated to a proactive,coordinated and planned approach to the identification, prevention, assessment,management and reduction of interpersonal and behavioral threats to the safety and well-being of Beaufort County Community College students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

The goals of the CARE team are:

  • Promoting a safe physical environment for members of the college community.
  • Promoting a safe emotional environment for the college community.
  • Promoting peace of mind for friends and family of the college community.

Why is CARE Necessary?

In the post Virginia Tech shooting era, colleges and universities around the country are becoming more diligent and proactive in providing a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors on their campuses. Changes in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) have given administrators “appropriate flexibility and deference” with regard to the disclosure of educational records and information in emergency situations (Federal Register, 2008).

BCCC understands the climate that exists on college campuses. In response, BCCC has established the CARE team to serve as an additional measure for campus safety. It must be understood, however, that even with the best intentions, situations may arise that are unforeseen by any member of the college community. CARE will operate in some instances with very limited information while exercising due diligence to protect the community college and the individual.

Campus Members' Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of faculty, staff, and students to immediately report any situation that could possibly result in harm to anyone at the college. These reports may be directed to the CARE Team or the Counseling Department. If there is an active or immediate risk of violence to self or others contact 911 or the BCCC Police Department at 252-943-8721.

How do I Submit a CARE Referral?

Follow the link on the right to access the online CARE referral. Reports may be made anonymously.

Individuals may also call a CARE team member (listed on the right) directly and submit a verbal report. Simply tell the team member what you observed or heard and explain why this concerns you.

What Types of Behaviors Should be Reported?

Please note: this list is not all-inclusive. Please report any behaviors that concern you.

  • Any concerning behaviors
  • Violent fantasy content
  • Anger problems
  • Fascination with weapons
  • Stalking
  • Non-compliance of disciplinary matters
  • Interest in previous shooting situations
  • Victim/martyr self-concept
  • Strangeness and abnormal behavior
  • Paranoia
  • Violence and cruelty
  • Acting out
  • Recent police contact
  • Mental health history related to violence
  • Unusual interest in police, military, terrorist activities and materials
  • Anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed
  • Speaking or writing that seems bizarre
  • Loner/withdrawn
  • Expressionless face/flat affect
  • Abuse of drugs and/or alcohol
  • Suicide ideation

CARE Team Referral

CARE Team Brochure

CARE Team Members:

Dr. LaTonya M. Nixon
Vice President of Student Services

Ann Barnes
Human Services Technology Lead Instructor

Kimberly Jackson
Director of Counseling

Nicole Ham
Director of Human Services

William Chrismon
Police Chief

Penelope Radcliffe
Director of College & Career Readiness